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Context Art Miami 2016: video paintings and flexible paper sculptures

Being a realist painter, contemporary shows like Context Art Miami rarely captivate me. There is plenty of weird work shown under the pretense of being great ART. A lot of it is not, in my opinion. I think it’s difficult to create a good work of art whether it’s abstract or realist, or somewhere in between. What excited me about this show, however, were two things: video paintings and flexible paper sculptures.

In this short video you’ll see some innovative works – video paintings by Daniel Cherbuin and flexible paper sculptures by the Chinese artist Li Hongbo. Enjoy!

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The Venetian series

Venice has captivated my soul for years. No matter how many days I spent roaming the city, I couldn’t get enough of its beauty, history and culture. This is the place of romance, art, architecture, and love for me. I could listen to its sounds day and night, glide through the morning fog, get lost down the narrow streets, and photograph masked, carnival figures from afar.

Once back in my studio, I worked from my photographs to re-create the romantic mystery of Venice in a series of surreal paintings. These oil paintings represent my first, solid body of work I’m proud to share with you today.

Watch a short video about the surreal paintings inspired by Venice:

 

To experience art in person:

These oil paintings are available for purchase directly from me or via EmillionsArt. Call to schedule an appointment to see these artworks in person! 814-777-1802

Pricing:

36×48” $7-8,000

24×36” $5,000

18×24″ $2,500

16×20” $2,000

11×14” $1,500

8×10” $1,000

*Price includes framing.

To read about the history of Venice & to look at the pictures, you can buy a digital art book here.

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Paintings of women

 

I arrived at the theme of depicting women after painting almost everything for over a decade. While the subject of a beautiful female form has been the artists’ inspiration for centuries, I come to paint women as a female artist with the inner sensitivity of a poet, expressing emotion through color.

Color is a lot more than a concoction of bright pigments squeezed out of a tube onto a canvas. There must be color harmony throughout the artwork where colors interact and support each other, not scream for attention. The complexity of a color comes with deliberate color mixing, dragging or glazing one color over the other, overlaying and letting one hue dominate and complement the rest. Controlling the color means letting one color lead, to see the color in black or white, and to create an atmospheric vibe that transcends the painting. I paint in realist tradition with the color of the Impressionists.

I love painting portraits!  Although I see human anatomy as the most challenging to master, I’m strongly pulled to this subject to depict the complexity of our spirit. I paint from real people who hurt, suffer, love, betray, care and ultimately encourage me to become a better person. I’m drawn to the faces of ordinary people with thoughtful and loving expressions in their eyes.

Creating romantic portraits of women,  I find the process to be incredibly healing where I aim to evoke a world of love and inner strength in every artwork I create. I paint with a mission to help girls and women to understand themselves and to discover their inner passion. We often give up, find excuses, or settle for less because we don’t fully understand who we are. Don’t settle for anything less than a permanent, soulful painting that makes you feel beautifully empowered at heart!

Transform your life with the museum-quality artwork.

 

Watch this video how to paint realistic portraits

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Colored Pencil Portrait Drawing

I love to draw in colored pencil! In the following galleries you’ll see some of my pencil drawings that are inspired by personalities. In my surreal colored pencil portraits I enjoy capturing the character of each person through expressive eyes. I often add a mythic landscape or symbols to create a story. I plan out my drawings around a specific color scheme, and know how it’s going to look like finished before I even begin drawing.

My colored pencil artwork has been featured in many publications, including several issues of Leisure Painter, Colored Pencil Student, Colored Pencil magazine, and Artists & Illustrators magazines, Women Artists 2004 and 2013 calendars, in two CP treasures books, Draw portraits in colored pencil book, Flowers in art, Strokes of Genius 8 & Strokes of Genius 9 art books, as well as in Dick Blick’s national ad campaigns.

To buy a colored pencil drawing:

If you’d like to buy any of these drawings, please email me for details. nika@veronicasart.com   .

9 x 12″ unframed, graphite drawing – $249+ Priority Mail shipping

9 x 12″ unframed, colored pencil drawing – $350-450 + shipping.

You will love how the colored pencil artwork looks up on your wall once it’s framed!

Payment is expected in full once I email you the bill via PayPal. The check out is secure and you can use the service with your major credit card even if you don’t have the paypal account.

Step-by-step drawing:

I usually draw on colored paper using professional, lightfast colored pencils. In the following images you can see the drawing sequence. I always begin drawing in one dominant color, and then slowly add the additional colors one by one. This way I have a full control over my values and color.

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“Eleven” from the TV series The Stranger Things | photo credit Beat productions

 

 

Tutorials:

If you are interested in step-by-step drawing tutorials, you can purchase them here.

My thoughts on the art of drawing:

This is my most recent interview for CPSA chapter

 

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